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Kelly Sporn

Senior Policy Advisor

London

Kelly Sporn
Kelly Sporn

Senior Policy Advisor

London

Kelly is a Senior Policy Advisor in the International Environment, Climate and Regulatory Law Group, based in London. She specialises in sustainability/ESG policy and regulatory strategy.

Kelly joined Allen & Overy in 2020 from the Regulatory Policy team at Barclays, where she led engagement on a number of dossiers including sustainability, retail and markets regulation. She worked with senior management, multiple business lines and functions to help develop the bank’s response to sustainability and related regulatory proposals.  She represented Barclays on the FCA-PRA Climate Financial Risk Forum Innovation Working Group.

 

Prior to joining Barclays in 2017, Kelly was a managing associate at Linklaters LLP. She specialised in markets regulation, structured products and derivatives, advising banks, corporates, funds, financial markets infrastructure firms and trade associations. She has broad in-house experience, including policy, legal and business roles.

News & insights

Bird's eye view, trees, greenery

Publications: 10 AUGUST 2021

EU fleshes out plan to finance transition to a green economy

Kelly Sporn writes in The Banker.

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Biodiversity; ecosystem protection; CBD COP15; COP26

Blog Post: 04 AUGUST 2021

TNFD: expanding the focus from climate to nature

The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) is a market-led international initiative which builds on the model developed by the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures…

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Climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; net zero; decarbonisation; COP26; CBD COP15

Blog Post: 15 JULY 2021

Fit for 55 package published

The European Commission published its Fit for 55 package yesterday; a collection of new legislative proposals and amendments to existing rules aimed at implementing the EU’s target of cutting…

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Climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; net zero; decarbonisation; COP26; CBD COP15

Blog Post: 09 JULY 2021

European Climate Law published

The European Climate Law has been published in the Official Journal.  The new law updates the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to a 55% reduction by 2030.

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